Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lily's color book

It was a homemade Christmas at the Crafty home. And, yes, I am JUST posting about this in mid-March. Nothing wrong with that right? I started making Christmas gifts in October but my sewing machine had to make a visit to the ER in early December. That really put a crimp in the homemade Christmas plans.

And because I was desperately sewing to get projects done in time to mail or gift them (my brother and sis-in-law's quilt is still not done), I forgot to photograph most of the projects.

For my niece Alex and my cousins Hayley & Lindsey, I made crayon rolls (see tutorial here). I made Christmas ornaments for each family but I didn't take a single photo of them. And now those are packed away with Christmas decorations and won't see the light of day until after Thanksgiving.

One of the gifts I made was a fabric color book for our niece Lily. She turns 1 next month. I found the tutorial as part of Sew Mama Sew's Scrap Buster contest. It can be found on Stitch/Craft's blog here. I tweaked it a bit, adding a spread of each color instead of just an individual page. This presented a problem later since the entire book was too big to fit in my sewing machine to make the binding. But I improvised.

Last weekend, we went to southern California for my friend Asma's wedding. Asma, I miss you, come back! Anyway, we had dinner with Mr. Crafty's brother and family and I got to visit with Lily's book. Here are the photos I snapped before we headed back to our hotel for the night:


Katie Bishop said...

I am SOOOO going to make one of these for my daughter. What a great idea!

Jennifer said...

Thanks Katie! I had some leftover 3 1/2" squares and the inkjet iron-on transfer from other projects so it cost me nothing!

Jandi said...

I love the books! Very cute. My son is currently obsessed with drums and other instruments and I've been wanting to make him a book out of musical fabrics but I'm afraid he'll have moved on to his next obsession by the time I get it done. lol